There's that old saying: "One rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel". So, what happens when you have a whole bunch of rotten apples.
Apparently, in a last ditch effort to fulfill President Obama's long overdue promise to close Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon is now engaged in a desperate attempt to find one or more U.S. prisons that could "securely" hold the remaining 127 "worst-of-the-worst" prisoners that no country will take.
But, here's the problem, and why Gitmo should not be closed.
We already have a radicalization problem in our U.S. prisons. Segments of the population are becoming gang members and joining groups like the Aryan Nation. More importantly, inmates are being converted to radical Islam at an astonishing rate. In the U.S., Muslims make up less than one percent of the population at 2.4 million. Yet, in prison, the number has reached 15%; mostly through conversion.
Do we really want to accelerate this process by adding 127 fully radicalized terrorists to our existing prison population? This gives home-grown terrorism a whole new meaning.
"One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel”: http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/2319/one-rotten-apple-spoils-the-whole-barrel-the-plant-hormone-ethylene-the-small-molecule-and-its-compl
Pentagon is on the hunt in U.S. for Guantanamo replacement: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-defense-guantanamo-20150818-story.html
Prisons are breeding grounds for jihadists: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/prisons_are_breeding_grounds_for_jihadists.html